Posts Tagged ‘America’s Newsrom’

Jon & Jane: Happening Not

December 16, 2009

Are Jon Scott and Jane Skinner, co-hosts of Happening Now playing the Babbitts on FNC? For the author, the show with David Asman’s “tv twin” and Roger Goodell’s gal seems to be an ill-conceived paean to America’s bourgeois best. After an entertaining and edgy Fox & Friends and a more strait-laced but sexy America’s Newsroom, FNC seems to have plopped the vanilla couple in the middle of the morning when the majority of their more adventurous audience is apt to roam.

Jon and Jane appear to be the prim and proper co-anchors behind a desk (a la CNN). Nothing too colorful, quirky, or controversial: just the news, day in and day out. In fact, they tend to embody what a prep school’s newsroom exemplar might look and sound like. Scarily, their mien and their garb would be as equally apt for loan officers in one’s local bank.

Loosen Jon and Jane up, Bill. If you do it right, Roger may still shell out a few tickets!